You’re motivated by the possibilities that international business will unlock for you. And our MSc International Business has been designed with your ambitions in mind. You understand the importance of making your own career decisions, and what really sets this course apart are the many different options you can choose, such as studying abroad and graduating with a dual degree, choosing your optional modules, or doing a 10-week placement as part of your course. So you can personalise the course to suit your ambitions while getting the crucial tools of international business kit.
This degree gives you an unparalleled opportunity to graduate with dual Master’s degrees. You’re able to study in Switzerland or the Netherlands for a semester, giving you first-hand experience in business operations on an international scale. This dual qualification is what will give you that competitive edge over other candidates on the modern business market. You’ll get the confidence and skill-set to carve your own career path in the direction that is most fitting for you.
It’s important for you to make your own choices. And you know best which route is right for you, so you can choose what will get you there sooner. We give you the opportunities, you pick which ones you need. Our optional modules (including Finance for Decision Making, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Professional and Organisational Development) will allow you to tailor your learnings to suit your ambitions, while gaining a global perspective on managing people and business operations. You’ll have an option of doing a 10-week work placement and project, or a dissertation. This way, you’ll choose between practical work experience and contributing to industry research. You’ll determine your area of expertise and the exciting places it will take you.
When you study International Business at ARU, you’re in for a truly international experience, learning in a multicultural environment that will compliment your curricular learning. You'll be exposed to a mixture of cultures, practices and global selection of experience to benefit from - all within your course.
This course is for you if you’re looking to forge a career in international business. It will prepare you for roles as diverse as business development, marketing, international supply chain management, logistics, project management, HR, banking, international finance and management consultancy.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.
We’ll asses your progress through a range of written assignments, portfolio and presentations. You’ll have the option to carry out both group and individual work.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
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It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our finance guide for postgraduate students to learn more about postgraduate loans and other funding options.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you're at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting a postgraduate degree with us can access a £600 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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